Thursday, April 24, 2008
So...... a confession. I was scared mapmyrun.com was being too generous with me in my recent pace improvements. I was like, maybe I clicked too far on the map? Hahaha! So anyway, today I did my run indoors around a measured track and pushed myself just a little to make sure I didn't slip into a slower pace, and finished 2 miles in JUST under 21 minutes! :D So that's a pace of right about 10.5min per mile! WOOHOO!!!
I am very excited about that. I would normally try to run longer than that, but I'm trying not to push myself to do too much and burnout. I did hop on a bike for a grand total of 10 minutes (including cooldown) after my run just to kinda do that motion for a while.
I'm burning far fewer calories per week right now than I'm used to burning -- BUT I'm working on some excercises that I'm completely not used to doing so it feels harder to get the same benefit... kinda funny how that works. I mean those 10 minutes on the bike today were kinda rough coming right after that run -- but then again, if I DO a triathlon one day I'm going to be swimmingbikingrunning all in a row, so I will have to be prepared to perform when my muscles are fatigued -- or build up my endurance so high I don't GET fatigued. (HA HA HA.)
So anyway -- I'm going to stick with the program and I know my calories are reduced so I'm not going to gain, but I have to be prepared that things might be slow going while I am building technique and skill in certain types of excercise (*ahem* SWIMMING *ahem*) so that I can really enjoy a full excercise benefit of this stuff later.
I don't want to give up on it because I'm not getting the calorie burn I want, and I also don't want to try to add more excercise on top of it and REALLY burn myself out, so I'm just going to stick with it.